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- v. Present participle of wrench.
- n. The act by which something is wrenched.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing great physical or mental suffering
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Mr. Obama said he is confident that both sides can agree to his goal of a secure Jewish state of Israel and a sovereign state of Palestine, but warned that it will require what he called "wrenching compromise" from both sides.
They will crimp economic growth and require what he calls wrenching changes.
Museum of Art before retiring at the end of 2008, in what he called a wrenching decision.
This story while heart wrenching is probably not true.
Particularly heart wrenching is this account of Guthrie's wife by one of the rescuers: “I was told that she was shining a flashlight out the window to give him light to work and she turned away for a second and when she looked back the slide came down and hit the back of the house.”
And I was caught in the speed of the turns, riding the heat and force of the paddle, crying aloud in short wrenching bursts, the crowd clapping and shouting and chanting.
He made a violent effort to raise himself into a sitting position, and merely succeeded in wrenching his body painfully.
In early 2006, Ford dubbed a wrenching restructuring, "The Way Forward."
The mom dying and all that blood recalled the wrenching episode in which Dr. Greene just couldn't get that baby delievered.
As Lobster is my witness, I will never wear pants while "wrenching" again.
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